Albright Farms

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May 5, 2009

Welcome to the farm diary. It is my hope, my goal, to put a little note in here once a week or so, to let you know what is going on at the farm, and what fruits and vegetables are being picked.

The season has started. We opened our stand on Sweet Air Road two weeks ago. At our stand, folks are welcome to wonder through our warm, dry greenhouse and take a look at the bedding plants, hanging baskets and containers. We have a great selection for Mother’s Day weekend. Dad was here today, working on small containers for Mother’s day and teachers gifts. Spring has definitely sprung here.

Our greenhouse tomatoes are looking good; the first blossom set of tomatoes are about the size of a quarter now. The bees are in there, pollinating like crazy.

We have about 100 head of cattle. We're raising fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving, a variety of vegetables, along with field crops like hay, corn, soybeans and pumpkins. This spring, we have started to raise chickens. We hope to have them available for sale by the last week of May.

Tom and Andy (my brother in law) have started taking flowers, beef and asparagus to the farmers market on Sunday mornings, under the Jones Falls expressway.

As the weather has been to wet to get into the fields, Tom, Chincho and Fred have been working on repairing the fence, so the cattle can get into the back pasture tomorrow.

We are picking asparagus every day, even in the rain. Fresh asparagus is much milder and more tender.

I was checking out the strawberry patch, and they have already started blooming. Come on, sun!

We raise flowers and bedding plants, many from seed. As you are reading, we have a pretty diverse operation.

I’m working on a recipe section for the website. If you have a veggie, beef, chicken or turkey recipe you would like to share, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it anytime...

 

Tom Albright has been actively involved in the farm community in Baltimore County for decades.

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